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Bosses must 'serve' employees for better productivity

Research says this approach helps employees reach their full potential

Can't resist late-night snacking? Brain's the culprit!

Images of food, especially high-calorie food, can generate spikes in brain activity, but those neural responses are lower in the evening

All donated blood may soon be transformed into universal type

Enzyme developed by researchers snips off antigens in Type A and B blood, making it more like Type O, the universal donor group

Hide food at homes if you want to shed weight

People in the study who were obese kept more food visible throughout the house and generally ate less-healthy foods

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Treadmills and smartphone a likely deadly combo

Last week Dave Goldberg, died from bleeding and head trauma after falling at a treadmill at a hotel's gym

Turning trash to terra firma

A 70-year-old academician has used waste plastic to make 20,000 km of roads that are twice as durable as the normal tarred ones

Startup diaries

Besides a great idea, it takes pluck, and some luck, to get going. Three startup entrepreneurs share their personal journeys

London on my plate

From exquisite dining to breakfast out in the open, author explores the many tastes of the English capital

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Quiet luxury

As she becomes the first Indian designer to join London-based design company YOO, Sussanne Khan tells author what drives her creative philosophy

Don't sweat it

Yes, the temperature might be in the 40s. But a Flexi jacket can keep you looking cool

Home delivery for the calorie-conscious

A host of startups across cities caters to those looking for healthier alternatives to eating out every day and do not have the time to cook. ...

Anamika Khanna wraps up LFW summer-resort 2015 with 'Sculpt'

Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp in one of Khanna's bespoke creations from her collectio

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Holding the family business together

Family companies score over other forms of ownership on many counts, but they have not received the deserved attention and have, in fact, been ...

Essential reading on tomorrow's cities

In 2015, Edward Glaeser published Triumph of the City. The central theme of that book was that "… cities magnify humanity's strengths … and that ...

Because man's reach should exceed his grasp

"Worlds may freeze and suns may perish, but there stirs something within us now that can never die again. ... A day will come, one day in the ...

The adaptable Indian

India and China, the two "super economies" in the making, are the subjects of a new book by Raghav Bahl. In this excerpt, he explains how the ...

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Malavika Sangghvi

The big-ticket comeback
Malavika Sangghvi

The window of opportunity is slight and how he conducts himself over the next few months will determine whether or not Gandhi has understood his ...

Alok Chandra

Raise a toast to good health with wine
Alok Chandra

There's evidence that moderate consumption of wine - particularly red wine - keeps you healthy and happy

Mitali Saran

The diary of a traditional Indian wife
Mitali Saran

Odd thing: Parliament says this marital rape thing doesn't apply in India, but official reports say that 97 per cent of women are raped by ...

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Chess (#1146)

Magnus Calrsen was fantastic at the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, winning it for the second time

Chess (#1145)

The exhibition match between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov this weekend in St. Louis is likely to be hard-fought and also well-covered in ...

Chess (#1144)

Last week saw two huge controversies. In the US championships, second-seed and world number 8, Wesley So, was forfeited for an unusual violation

Chess (#1143)

Mariya Muzychuk is the new women's world champion. She will have a title defence against Hou Yifan at the end of 2015. China has already ...

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Nissan Patrol: Sheer strength

The Nissan Patrol is possibly the toughest SUV in the world, says the author, after safely negotiating steep inclines from behind its steering ...

The Mini Cooper S: bigger and just as good

There are very few things that will test the nerves of the furiously aggressive Mini Cooper S, after we push it to its limit on winding hill ...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus BMW 3-Series: a driver's dilemma

What do you want most from a car - moveable luxury or a soul-satisfying driving experience?

The new Volkswagen Jetta is dejà vu at first sight

The newly revamped Volkswagen Jetta feels superior to the Skoda Octavia, while comparing favourably with the Audi A3. Now if only its design had ...

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Lunch with BS: Gurmit Singh

And now, some global play

Dinesh Singh

Lunch with BS: Dinesh Singh

The eternal optimist

Arne Sorenson

Lunch with BS: Arne Sorenson

Sorenson, president & CEO, Marriott International, explains why his partners are willing to shell out 3% of sales and 8-10% of profits

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...